San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District uses an
integrated pest management strategy to safeguard the health and
comfort of the residents of San Mateo County. Our service area
includes the entirety of San Mateo County (above).
State law defines a special district as “any agency of the State
for local performance of governmental or proprietary functions
within limited boundaries” (Government Code 1627[d]). Basically,
a special district is a separate local governmental agency formed
to provide local services.
Inadequate tax bases and competing demands for existing tax
dollars make it hard for cities and counties to provide all of
the services their citizens desire. When residents or landowners
want new or higher levels of existing services, they form special
districts to pay for them.
The Board of Trustees consists of 21 members, one from each city and one representative for the County at-large. Trustees are appointed by their respective City Council to govern the Mosquito and Vector Control District knowledgeably and effectively. They serve for a term of two or four years and are highly dedicated to this community service.
The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District staff
consists of certified vector control technicians and other
professionals who are dedicated to safeguarding the health and
comfort of the residents of San Mateo County.
In 2018, the Board and staff of the San Mateo County Mosquito and
Vector Control District updated its Strategic Plan. A Strategic
Planning Committee was formed in spring 2018 consisting of
Trustees Rick Wykoff (Committee Chair), Donna Rutherford, Wade
Leschyn, Raymond Williams, Chris Levin-Young, and Claudia
Mazzetti. Working with District staff, the committee reviewed and
revised the District’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and
list of Objectives.